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      09-24-2007, 07:53 AM   #1
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'Different' colours

I have just seen for the first time an E92 in Platinum Bronze paintwork... only got a quick glimpse but I think it looked really quite nice.

This got me thinking, there are a few colours that we never see on the forum, the UK forum anyway:

Arctic ?? does someone on here have this colour?
Atlantic Blue
Barbera Red
Deep Green
Platinum Bronze

What is it with these colours??
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      09-24-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Thinking about it, you're quite right - I don't think I've eer seen a Barbera Red E92.. I've seen a Deep Green (it's almost like a green-black) - didn't look so great IMO.. Isn' Platinum Bronze the one in the main E92 picture on the BMW UK site? If so, that's quite nice.. I think I remember seeing one or two of the press cars in the UK were that colour
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There was a guy a few months back on here who had a 335d in Arctic, I seem to remember it was a completely standard car with no options. What is the colour of the car in the brochures which looks almost like aluminium?
Finally, we do have a Barbera Red E93 on here.
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There was a guy a few months back on here who had a 335d in Arctic, I seem to remember it was a completely standard car with no options. What is the colour of the car in the brochures which looks almost like aluminium?
Finally, we do have a Barbera Red E93 on here.

The car in the brochures is Platinum Bronze.. i phoned my dealer to find out!
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The car in the brochures is Platinum Bronze.. i phoned my dealer to find out!
It looks great, surprised that there aren't many around. used to believe that the colours of the cars in the brochures were always the safest ones to go for, maybe not !
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The car in the brochures is Platinum Bronze.. i phoned my dealer to find out!


Tony - what can I say? good work!!!! The convertible pics on the website show the car in Platinum Bronze... I've just never seen one for real until today.
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Tony - what can I say? good work!!!!

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The original E92 brochures and the pics on the BMW UK website were of the Space Gray. This can also look very like aluminium in certain lights.
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The original E92 brochures and the pics on the BMW UK website were of the Space Gray. This can also look very like aluminium in certain lights.
Nooooo... really?? The pictures I saw were much more yellowish... and dealer told me it was Platinum Bronze? Now I'm
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Isn't this Platinum Bronze??


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TIsn' Platinum Bronze the one in the main E92 picture on the BMW UK site? If so, that's quite nice.. I think I remember seeing one or two of the press cars in the UK were that colour
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What is the colour of the car in the brochures which looks almost like aluminium?
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The car in the brochures is Platinum Bronze.. i phoned my dealer to find out!
Guys, the E92 brochure/website car is Space Grey, the E93 'vert is Platinum Bronze.

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Tony - what can I say? good work!!!! The convertible pics on the website show the car in Platinum Bronze... I've just never seen one for real until today.
I've seen 6 or 7 E93s on the road now and 3 were in Platinum Bronze! Maybe some kind of record

Asked my dealer about the brochure colour 'phenomenon' when I saw another Plat Bronze E93 at the dealer when I took delivery of my car. He reckoned that early in a car's production life lots of people go for the publicised colours as they think they are the safe ones to go for, until people start to want to be different. However, I have only seen a few Space Grey E92s - most popular is Sapphire Black in my experience, followed by TiAg.
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If that is platinum bronze it looks a bit "considerably richer than yow gold" as I like to call it. (in the style of harry enfield's (?) show characters who were "considerably richer than yow").

Looks like it should be on a merc Like all the considerably richer than yow c-classes you see in silver...or all mercs for that matter, with their considerably richer than yow badge stuck up waiting for any peasant pedestrian to catch themselves on it
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Isn't this Platinum Bronze??


Yes mate it is, and the coupe in Rockit's post is Space Grey. The E93 looks OK to me but, IMHO, you won't see many in that hue after the first year when the fuss has died down.

Unlike white E92 M Sports, which you'll start to see loads of
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      09-24-2007, 04:01 PM   #14
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I'm in the UK and I've got an E90 325 in Arctic:
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Very nice nigelcat. I like the colour and it's one of those that looks different depending on the light. Shame that the M Sport models aren't available in a wider range of colours IMHO - Arctic, Monaco Blue, Montego Blue, Space Gray, Deep Green et al would all look good in the M Sport models.
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Very nice nigelcat. I like the colour and it's one of those that looks different depending on the light. Shame that the M Sport models aren't available in a wider range of colours IMHO - Arctic, Monaco Blue, Montego Blue, Space Gray, Deep Green et al would all look good in the M Sport models.
I agree. I really fancy a 335i M Sport, but love my Space Grey SE. It really does change colour according to the light.
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I agree. I really fancy a 335i M Sport, but love my Space Grey SE. It really does change colour according to the light.
I bet you could have a Space Grey M Sport, but priced no doubt as for BMW Individual paint ie around a grand, as it would I suppose be a special order

Thing is, you see E60 5er M Sports in dark blue met, silver grey and deep green, and they look great (to me anyway). The restrictive M Sport 3er palette winds me up. As it was I wanted my car in white (don't see many of those!) but were I to order a new one in years to come the colour may well force the spec from my preferred M Sport to SE.

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I wanted space grey, but they wouldn't let me

I love white and had I thought about it, would probably have gone for white...

Very vogue...

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I wanted space grey, but they wouldn't let me

I love white and had I thought about it, would probably have gone for white...

Very vogue...

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Would they not even let you order a Space Grey as an Individual colour? The bounders!

If not, surely a missed trick on BMWs part: M Sport models = more expensive than SE, and customers paying more for Individual paint on more expensive models = ker-ching!! Suspect the production line would melt down after a while with random colours everywhere but I really can't see the reason for the restrictions on the E9X M Sports line compared to the E60/61.

I love white too (good job), but you do feel obliged to clean it constantly, more than I do with our other (metallic black) car. Wonder how I feel in 2 years??!!
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I think if I had asked exactly the right questions of exactly the right people, I could probably have had pink spots...

lol

My experience is that the sales guys tend to stick to what they know and are comfortable with... as is usual it seems we are far more knowledgable as enthusiasts that the guys actually marketing the goods...

Bit scary that really isn't it ! ?

This is another example and when you are told no, unless you fully understand the alternatives you can't really argue...

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I bet you could have a Space Grey M Sport, but priced no doubt as for BMW Individual paint ie around a grand, as it would I suppose be a special order

Thing is, you see E60 5er M Sports in dark blue met, silver grey and deep green, and they look great (to me anyway). The restrictive M Sport 3er palette winds me up. As it was I wanted my car in white (don't see many of those!) but were I to order a new one in years to come the colour may well force the spec from my preferred M Sport to SE.
Don't like the colour so much that I'd pay so much for it. I agree though, the colour choices are a bit restrictive on the M sport.
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Petay, who in the UK forum has Barbara red e93???

i know someone has a crimson red one

barbara red is like magents sort of!! like the old sierra sapphire cosworths

i quite like it, well did on a sierra cossie
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